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Warnings for bakery, donut manufacturer, produce warehouse 

A bakery in Washington, a donut manufacturer in Iowa, and a fruit and vegetable warehouse in New York are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of U.S. food safety laws. The FDA sent warning letters to the companies earlier this month and posted them for public view in recent days…. Continue Reading

Seafood, tortilla, juice, acidified food firms get FDA warnings

A seafood facility, tortilla company, juice manufacturer and acidified food processor are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA warned one company in May, and the other three in June of 2017. The warning letters were just recently posted for public… Continue Reading

Mahard Egg Farm on notice for Salmonella control violations

An Oklahoma facility of Texas-based Mahard Egg Farm Inc. is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of federal regulations about Salmonella contamination prevention. In an April 26 warning letter that FDA just recently made public, the agency warned owner Earnest A. Mahard III that the company’s response after an October 2016… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Award: One man’s meat is another man’s poison


Editor’s note: This is 2017 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP. In 2015, General Mills announced that it would produce gluten-free Cheerios and Honey… Continue Reading

Something to chew on: FDA, food, and a dose of definitions


Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology LawSci Forum and is reposted here with permission. To view the original post, click here. Is food medicine? The answer to this simple question is surprisingly complicated. The name of the Food and Drug Administration seems to distinguish between foods… Continue Reading

The food police are coming — liability and DOJ enforcement


The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, and prominent attorney Doug Fellman, a partner, at Hogan Lovells US LLP. There have been many… Continue Reading

Vermont Dairy Farm Agrees to Stop Violating Drug Residue Regulations

A Vermont dairy farm family, which has had trouble keeping drug residues from showing up in the meat it sells for human consumption at or below tolerance levels, has agreed to a permanent injunction and consent degree with the federal government. Correia Family Farms was named in a complaint Monday for a permanent injunction brought… Continue Reading